Manga artist Momoko Sakura, the creator of Chibi Maruko-chan, passed away on August 15, she was 53 years old. According to The Japan Time the cause of her death was from breast cancer. Momoko made her debuted in 1984, and in 1986 she introduces her famous series “Chibi Maruko-chan” to the world. The manga series was telling the everyday life of Momoko when she was a child. The series went on to become a national and international smash hit ans soon released the following:

  • Manga series 1986-1996
  • First anime TV series 1990-1992
  • First animated film 1990
  • Second animated film 1992
  • Second anime TV series 1995-present
  • First live action TV special 2006
  • First live action TV series 2007-2008
  • Third animated film 2015
  • Fourth animated film 2016

Not only she did her series; she did a lot for her hometown, which is the city of Shizuoka, it is the capital city of the Shizuoka prefecture. If you haven’t seen her series, click on the link here and please enjoy what people all over the world did and still do to this day.